More Christmas in July

I'm going to join in on some of the Christmas in July blog parties today. I'm a little late, but I just
remembered I had some Dollar Tree Christmas dishes way up in the top of our kitchen cabinets, so hubby got them down for me and I've put together two different tablescapes for two in our breakfast nook. The one above has red cardinal birds on the plates and the mugs.

The Christmas tablescape, below, has red poinsettias around the border of the plates.

Keep in mind, all of our Christmas storage boxes are in the attic
so I had to improvise with the centerpieces, and accents.

I used a tartan plaid tablecloth with the cardinal plates,
and hunter green napkins with a red rose napkin ring.
I found one little bunch of holly so I put it in a white tea pot along with a red rose. I like the contrast between the deep reds and greens, and the white.

For the second Christmas tablescape I used a red tablecloth with the red poinsettia bordered plates, and napkins with big poinsettias.

The centerpiece is what I use on our family room coffeetable - a pretty white cut-out voltive holder, and two candlesticks. After taking these pictures with the white bird, I remembered I have a little Christmas bird on top of our TV armoire, so I put it there in place of the white one.

It's pretty, but I think I prefer the contrast of the white bird.

I found the little white pitcher at Ross recently for only $2.99. I wanted something to put on top of the red plate so decided this would do fine, we'll just say it's for syrup for a Christmas breakfast with French toast or waffles!

Isn't it cute!

Hard to choose a favorite, but I think I like this one with the plaid tablecloth.
Can't beat the price of all of these plates and mugs! Love the Dollar Tree!

Anyone can create a pretty Christmas tablescape inexpensively with Dollar Tree!

Felicia of Playing With Dishes has been hosting the CIJ weekly in July, go there to find many more beautiful Christmas tablescapes, and even nice stories!

I hope you enjoyed my impromptu breakfast nook tablescapes! If you would like to see my Old Country Roses Christmas tablescape, scroll down a few posts.

Merry Christmas in July!

God Bless.



LTD said...

Oh WOW, both are so gorgeous, you did an amazing job!!! Very creative.


marty39 said...

Katherine, you always do such an amazing job of pulling things from around the house for all your tablescapes. You did a fantastic job with both of these. I don't think I could pick a favorite. They are both lovely. Hugs, Marty

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What pretty tablescapes. Those plates with the birds are so pretty and look great with the plaid tablecloth. laurie

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Happy Christmas in July!!
You have such pretty tablescapes!

printersdevil said...

Wow, those came from Dollar Tree? They are beautiful.

I love both tables, but the plaid tablecloth is very nice and makes those dishes really pop. But, then again, I do love the other plates.

Dollar Tree???? I am still amazed at these. I have lots of things from there but don't remember Christmas dishes. I will be looking this year.

Thanks for joining us today.

Kathleen said...

I never saw plates like that at the Dollar Tree! Was it last year..or earlier? I only started going to them a year or so ago...such fun!
Sweet tables..hard to believe it is only 5 months away!

Kim said...

Great Christmas tablescapes for being last minute & having to improvise with what you had handy. My favorite is the cardinal plates. How come I never saw them at my Dollar Tree? I have found out that different Dollar Trees carry different stuff. I guess it depends on the size of the store. I Can't wait to see what Dollar Tree has this year. I love shopping there. Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment. It really means a lot to me.

Eileen said...

Beautiful dishes! It's hard for me to pick a favorite! I'm partial to poinsettias, but the holly and ribbon with the birds is so pretty too!
I really loved the tartan plaid tablecloth, and the detail of the red rose with the green napkin was so elegant looking.
Great job!
All the best,

Chandy said...

Katherine, oh I love your tablescapes! Sorry for the late visit, it's been hectic here...

I want those dishes! LOL I hope they do have them again this December at my local DT!

Sandy said...

Both of your tables were beautiful, my favorite was the bird plates. I never made it to never made it to my attic for Christmas decorations either. This week I was at least able to find a few dishes in the cabinet to ues. Thanks for all you wonderful comments. I am going to have to start looking at Dollar Tree more often.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love both of these. Absolutely beautiful! It will be Christmas before we know it!!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Katherine, sorry I am late getting around....had the computer off all weekend.

Your Christmas table is lovely. I love red cardinals and I especially love the roses you have used for your napkin rings. So pretty.

Thanks for following Bella Vista. It will be fun getting to know you.


A Hint of Home said...

Hi Katherine,

Your dishes are soooo pretty. You always set such lovely tables. How nice that hubs got all the dishes down for you. Tell him hi for us.
Check out the site on my post and you can hear Tom sing the National Anthem.

daylily777 said...

Hi, I love both table settings . The contrasts are great.You are very creative ,the tables are beautiful . Thanks for stopping by my pary and leaving the sweet comment.Merry christmas in july!

parTea lady said...

Both tablescapes are very pretty. I like the poinsettia napkin rings and the little yellow bird. Thank you for some lovely ideas.

A Romantic Porch said...

Katherine, What a beautiful Christmas table setting. I love it! I answered your question about the "twin blouses" in today's blog posting. I thought you'd like to know about it. Thank you for your sweet comments. xo rachel

Lady Katherine said...

How wonderful! I love the cloth with the cardinals! Oh, how I wish I had seen those plates at DTree! I been scrolling down your blog. Wow I missed a lot! Thanks for inviting me over! I been out town for funerals ect. I so tired. But I love how you put It all together! I love both of the birds! I want so little birds, I guess I need to go shop! lol Great Tablecape. Now off to enjoy your Tea Scape!

Duchess of Tea said...

Wow, this is by far my favorite, it looks fantastic darling. Happy July Holiday to you.

Duchess xx

PEA said...

I want to hire you to come and set my table!! hehe Oh, Katherine, you always do such a beautiful job with these tablescapes. I love both these Christmas tablescapes and what a wonderful idea to put individual little pitchers on the plates to use for syrup!! I will have to remember that idea:-) xoxo

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Very, very pretty Katherine. I love the birds.
Oy, I am SO not ready for Christmas.